Recently, I won the book Perfume from over at Obsessed With Books. It's about a mass murderer who has an absolutely sublime sense of smell. It looks to me like it's going to be gothic fiction at its very best. I can't wait to receive it! Be looking for that review.
In the meantime, I want to know about what kinds of perfumes you, my readers, enjoy.
When I was growing up, I actually hated perfume. I was kind of like the murderer in the book, born with an extra sublime sense of smell. And sometimes perfumes can be overwhelming. My mom would always spray herself in the car on the way to bring us to school, and I would inevitably end up arriving at school with a migraine.
I don't hate perfumes anymore, but I still have trouble with really strong ones. I like light, fruity smells. I have this great Shea Butter vegan perfume mist from Victoria's Secret that I absolutely ADORE. I also love Victoria's Secret Pink. It's light and fragrant and anything but overwhelming, although I still can't figure out exactly what it smells like.
I also love strawberry and pear smelling perfumes. There's something that just seems wonderful to me about smelling light and delicious like fruit. At holiday times, I also like perfumes that smell like the holidays - peppermints or hot chocolate or cinammon or apple cider.
You're perhaps noticing a pattern here - I like to smell like the foods I love. :-)
And with the holidays coming up, I'm hoping the people I love can also smell like the foods I love. This year, I'm all about the stocking stuffer perfumes. I'm picking something out for all of my family. When you think about it, perfume really is the perfect small gift to be found in a stocking, right next to that awesome book you've been dying to read!
So, what about you? Are you guys planning on giving perfume this holiday season? And what kinds of scents do you like? Do you like light and fruity or heavy and musky?
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